US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Prevented Entry to Washington School

Caroline Beck
February 13, 2017

DeVos was confirmed by the narrowest possible margin-a tied vote in the Senate broken by Vice President Mike Pence.

Parents and retired teachers stood outside chanted and waved signs reading: "Welcome to our public school".

After protesters blocked her way into the school, DeVos and her security detail got into a black auto, which one protester briefly tried to block. Critics complained about her lack of experience with public schools and her bankrolling of efforts like school vouchers that could take money from public institutions. The DeVos family is worth approximately $5.1 billion.

DeVos was one of Trump's most controversial appointments. Good luck with your incompetence'.

New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos turns and runs when faced with a few protesters at a Washington middle school on Friday morning.

One of the protesters, Jjana Valentiner, is an activist who had heard about the demonstration from her friend. After a man threw himself in front of a staircase leading into the school, DeVos was forced return to her vehicle, a small number of protesters chasing after her. "You should be so proud of yourself". The same man yelled "Shame".

DeVos' confirmation followed a 24-hour effort by Senate Democrats to block it.

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New Yorkers who watched the fleeing DeVos as a deer in the headlights of fierce protest could not help but remember the sad chapter of New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black, another wealthy, but inexperienced, would-be top educator.

DeVos, a wealthy Republic donor, earned viral status for comments made during her confirmation hearing about allowing guns in schools to prevent grizzly bear attacks and shuffling public school funding to private schools.

She added: 'I respect peaceful protest, and I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education.

James Cultrara of the New York State Catholic Conference, which represents 500 Catholic schools, says that her opponents will be pleasantly surprised.

Despite this attempt at bridging the gap between multi-million know-nothing and a union of experienced teachers, the group of protesters had no interest in giving DeVos a fair shot.

Signs promoted public schools.

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